Featured Matches
Previous
Internazionale
Manchester United
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Sheriff Tiraspol
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Debrecen
BATE Borisov
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Wealdstone
Wycombe Wanderers
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Frickley Athletic
Scunthorpe XI
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Exeter City
Swansea City
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Rotherham United
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Derby County
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Newport County
Coventry City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Notts County
Birmingham City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portsmouth
AFC Bournemouth
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Stevenage
Reading
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Altrincham
Accrington Stanley
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Bristol City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Concord Rangers
Dagenham & Redbridge
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dumbarton
Carlisle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Hyde
Burnley XI
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Shrewsbury Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Luton Town
Colchester United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Margate
Barnet
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Oxford United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Preston North End
Burnley
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Southend United
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Valerenga
Stabaek
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Nacional
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 2
Game Details
Náutico
Icasa
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Oeste
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Manchester United
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Alianza Lima
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Apr 4, 2009

Cup success wouldn't sway Hiddink

Guus Hiddink will not reconsider staying on as Chelsea boss even if he leads them to Champions League glory this season.

Interim coach Hiddink is preparing his side to take on Liverpool at Anfield in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night, but even going one better than Avram Grant will not be enough to persuade him to stay in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Grant, who replaced ousted Jose Mourinho last season, guided the Blues to the final of the Champions League but a penalty blunder by captain John Terry allowed Manchester United to win their third European crown.

Hiddink has lost just one game since he agreed to take charge of the side on a temporary basis from sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The Dutchman won the European Cup with PSV Eindhoven but a repeat of the feat with Chelsea will not make him stay.

Hiddink is determined to return to his full-time job as national coach of Russia once the Premier League season is finished.

Hiddink is contracted at Stamford Bridge until the end of May and has been asked to consider a role as football consultant but that is as far as his involvement will go.

Chelsea are also in the semi-finals of the FA Cup but Hiddink insists not even a cup double will affect his future plans.

"It would be a beautiful scenario to win both cups," said Hiddink. "In that case I will not walk away from Stamford Bridge in my mind, but I will have to literally walk away because I have my full-hearted obligations in Russia and that is not going to change if we win those two cups.

"There is an emotional attachment with the Russian Federation and the people I work with - it would not be a good thing to leave them."

Although Hiddink concedes reviving Chelsea's Premier League title chances are extremely slim, the Dutchman revealed he cannot wait for the forthcoming European and FA Cup challenges that remain.

"I look at the upcoming games this month and I'm excited," he added. "I won the European Cup in 1988 with PSV as a young manager, but it would be a dream fulfilled to win it again near the end of my career with Chelsea.

"Everyone knows that going to Anfield is like a hurricane. The atmosphere doesn't worry me, it excites me."

Hiddink will be hoping Ivorian striker Didier Drogba will have recovered from a bizarre training ground accident in time to play against the Reds.

Drogba missed Chelsea's Barclays league trip to Newcastle on Saturday after jarring his ankle in training.

The Ivory Coast international was involved in shooting practice when he stubbed his foot into the ground.

Right-back Jose Bosingwa is also facing a race against time to be fit to face Liverpool after returning from international duty with Portugal suffering from a hamstring strain.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.